@a_yank_lurker, and the answer is "2 inches".
1454 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009
Re: Even worse
@king of foo, I'm sure your Durchfall has some colour and I don't want to hear any more details about that. But I'd tell you the same as recently told the missus: apricot is a fruit and not a feckin' colour!
Re: What is the name of your pet rabbit?
But why the heck would someone name a cat "in 1954"?
Admit it, you are only here to collect down votes.
And I thought us Yanks were gun-happy.
Not exclusively. There are many gun-happy people all over the world. The difference is, in the UK they have to grab the chance when there's a "rampant" cow around - they can't just shoot people.
Re: Rap on!
TU for bringing back some memories....
Lee, that's great! If you ever get bored of programming, I'd recommend starting with "Democracy for Dummies".
At least, Carly's not afraid of taking unpopular decisions.
But I really liked the part where she said that what she did to HP, she can do with the USA. Fuck it all over, minding her own pocket?
Don't make it angry! Around 0:52 you can clearly see that the machine starts a counter attack on the meatsack.
Re: Some questions still remain
Wouldn't that require that they be more of an egg sac than hard shelled egg?
Good point! Do we know that they had hard shelled eggs? But I guess that also depends on the kind of sperm cells - what do we know about them? I mean, these were dinosaurs' sperm cells!
Bearing in mind that dinosaurs are largely extinct, their way of reproduction may not have been the most successful...
Re: Every schoolboy's favourite dino?
and I still haven't grown up according to my missus
She didn't expect you to grow up, did she?!
Re: Some questions still remain
On a more serious note, why do we suggest that they even had intercourse - maybe the females laid their unfertilised eggs in a cosy place and the males sprayed over it? Then again, this might have involved a bit too much thinking. Unless, like today's dogs, they "marked" about everywhere...
Re: Some questions still remain
So, any suggestions as to what went on?
Yep! They'd never existed, hence never bred. God arranged those fossils 6'000 years ago. Full stop.
Well, back yonks, in another life, I had to deal with Olivetti PCs. Those buggers were a real pain! You couldn't open a case without having your hands and fingers cut. How I wished to shoot them...
When switching to Dell, that was a real treat.
Re: I think that may invalidate his warranty...
If it was an HP the bullets would have $99 each - although the gun would only have cost $39.99
It was a Hi-Point; costs hardly more than $39.99.
Another point of view
The White House wants its own cyber-terrorist group.
It's bloody simple, isn't it? Malware is software on my device that does something without my (implicit or explicit) consent.
Google is probably trying to pull the users up their own reality distortion hole. Problem is, not many will care...
Re: 2nd picture of dark haired woman
"lovely young lady"?
All I saw was the absence of a proper boffin's pipe.
Re: Do not
I have great sympathy for not watching any sport on TV. But Tom Maddox, you are totally wrong. Cricket is through and through sports. I'd even argue it's the very definition of sport. It's peaceful, it's relaxed, it's about drinking tea. What else do you need.
Can't understand how any sweaty, straining, overexerting torture can possibly be regarded as sport.
"There are a number of challenges to overcome, such as how to send huge structures into space, how to construct them and how to maintain them."
"and how not to fry world and dog"?
Re: Good things come to those who wait...
Interesting it is indeed. (Actually not so much...) For example IBM has been providing mobile data centres for years - containers on trucks, full of full racks and power generators, delivered to your door step. I wonder if they ever filed a patent for mobile computing.
I'm not so much questioning Amazon's idea, but much more this being patentable.
Re send them back from whence they came
I think they came from Britain, before Australia was invented. (Being blissfully ignorant of any historical facts)
Seriously, they can't be banned because they are to us what Elbonia is to Scott Adams.
Decaff soya latte
People who drink this piss hardly deserve any better.
Seriously, I think a lot of us have been there (i.e. update hell, not soya latte). And likely will be again. I wonder when the age of proper IT starts...
Re: Marketing/advertising have no ethic, so asking for ethical use is useless...
@Ragarath, I don't agree with you. When I take a portrait, my subject wouldn't be very happy if I left this or that ugly pimple in their face. So I eliminate it or at least tone it down. Is that a lie? You may say so, but no one likes to look at an unpleasant picture, much less so of themselves.
But it doesn't start at post production. Already the way the lighting is set up for taking the picture, to emphasis or attenuate certain features, isn't that a lie, too? I can only guess that you would agree with me that we're not required to only take portraits in harsh front light but can use lighting creatively. So, if someone has an unfavourable feature, I try to set pose and light up to make it look better. And with unfavourable feature and look better I mean in the perception of the model/client.
While some "faults", e.g. a difficult waistline, are easier to "correct" with setting up the shot, others, such as a spot in the face, are easier to "correct" in post-production. Both are "lies". Where is the ethical limit?
Check the terms of reputable press photo agencies, they have stringent conditions - you may change exposure and negligible features (e.g. dust on the lens). For me, with regard to post-production, I wouldn't touch a waistline or double chin etc. But I do "correct" minor, temporary features, like a spot on the nose (not for press though). The limit is that I don't change a material feature of the photo.
I'm not so worried about the children...
But think of all the guys buying barbies and filling ToyTalk's servers with filthy talk! Poor servers... And don't tell me it's just me having this idea.
Where's amanfrommars, we need you!
Be careful what you wish for...
Back in the early noughties my then employer, one of the large professional services firms, produced a company song with their staff singing. While I elegantly excused myself from the recording event, even more than ten years later this song sometimes is still haunting me.
Now I took two or three minutes to browse through IBM's songbook. This is outright creepy! If it was my company, I'd immediately fire any employee coming up with such obnoxious arse licking of the highest order.
At least now I don't feel so bad about the company song I had to endure. Thank you, Alistair.
Going to register...
"...agile clouds need agile processes – and processes aren’t changing for the more on-demand, service-oriented world..."
If I understand this correctly, most of the private clouds fail because it was decided to "go cloud" for the sake of cloud and not because there was any business need.
Re: Positive discrimination ...
AC, you forgot to mention that you're the local KKK branch.
"always look on the bright side of life"
So do I! Using positive language all the time.
You haven't seen my dark side...
"There was no need to report his concerns to management. He needed to go right to the appropriate legal authorities."
Actually, there is. As far as I can see, HSBC didn't break any Swiss laws. And even if it did, he would have first needed to raise his concerns with management, if he wanted to avoid legal troubles in Switzerland. Unless a whistle-blower really tried to report an issue internally, it would look rather bad in front of the court and Swiss judges would probably regard it as breach of trading secrecy.
Re: So far, so unsettling
@Christian Berger, I'm glad to hear that. Unfortunately, around here mostly it's "oh, I have nothing to hide..." Alternatively it can also be "I prefer to receive personalised ads" or "if it's for better security..." and also the resigned "they collect these data anyway".
With only a few exceptions.
So far, so unsettling
AC, I couldn't agree more! Especially with wind turbines; it's obvious that they slow down the wind. And what happens when the wind gets too slow? As every* pilot knows, when it gets too slow the earth will stall. And then we all die.
*Maybe not every pilot, but even Trans Asia is now making sure that their pilots know.
If you look closely, I'm sure you'll find that there's a lot more different than just their tails. Heck! About everything is different! Except both are, usually, covered in a hide. But what this got to do with an plane crash? So far I only knew about flying pigs...
A self-driving car?
You're holding it wrong!
Yes yes, get rid of those toads! But can we first get a first-hand testimonial of one of those Aussie toad lickers, whether it's worth the licking? There must be some among El Reg commentards...
An enquiring mind needs to know.
Why do you believe that O2 leaked or sold the data? It's maybe part of their own business case to generate more profit...
Then again, it's very likely that they leaked and sold, too.
Re: I dreamt the Lotto numbers once
And what on earth made you believe that in the insanity of a dream you would come up with "better" numbers than else?
(Yes, I would've done the same...)
Are you going to test the autopilot also IRL? I mean before the full-blown LOHAN takeoff.
Not sure if I would though, as it puts the Vulture 2 at quite a risk...
Re: Two on the list are the worst.. one, maybe not.
Phew... I watched only one film on that list but I've seen some real shit, where in comparison Highlander 2* could be considered "good". Now I can only guess how bad the rest of those worst must be...
Re: Adam Sandler
For me he's a seal of quality for stinkers. I'm not going to waste my time on another Sandler flick.
That seems like a clever solution for a really dumb idea.
Re: If at first you don't succeed....skip sky diving.
I hope you're not committing suicide. Anyway, don't know whether the nuclear decay ... replenishing the plant is really a requirement, for kicking off the evolution the ionizing radiation certainly didn't harm. But why, e.g., would flying insects need larger wingspans in a more dense atmosphere?
I sense the rise of silicon-based life-forms...
Re: Nobody has answered the important question
Don't know. But now I have this image in my head of a pimply-faces operator at its controls, going 'pew-pew, pew-pew-pew...'
Re: Ouch, my eyes...
Being blinded is terrible. But I'm not sure if this was my first concern if being hit by this laser cannon...
You had a bad day, didn't you?
That would explain where your unsubstantiated rant came from...
Re: Its already here
You beat me to it! It was my exact thought when reading the article. Although before I still wondered why the AI came out now - but it all makes sense!